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Chicago Blackhawks hockey talk with host Chris Block and the human paradox "Superstar." is an independent ChicagoBlackhawks-centric web site and is in no way affiliated with the Chicago Blackhawks or any of its related partners. And everyone is much better off for it. The Third Man In Radio occasionally contains coarse language and is intended for mature audiences.




Puck Chatter Radio e.143 Open Season

Join us Friday evening, September 25 at 7:30pm central time for our first podcast of the 2015-16 NHL and Chicago Blackhawks season. We'll be discussing the turbulent off season in Chicago and how the Blackhawks stack up as the October 7th Opening Night game versus the New York Rangers approaches. Chris Block hosts.

Duration: 01:31:41

Special Podcast: Pt 1: Tim Sassone Tribute with Kuc, Hedger, Cimaglia & Willhite

On this special edition of PuckChatter~Radio, we tribute Tim Sassone, the former 25-year veteran sports writer at the Daily Herald, who covered the Chicago Blackhawks beat for the vast majority of his professional career. Sassone sadly passed away on March 25, 2014 after battling illness. He had just turned 58 years old. We're joined by 4 former friends, colleagues and competitors of Tim Sassone in this 2-part podcast in tribute to the Sassone. Our guests are Chris Kuc of the Chicago...

Duration: 00:54:56

e.132, Blackhawks Prospect Camp Wrap Up

Listen LIVE to PuckChatter~Radio on Saturday July 13th at 12pm Central. Brad Gardner will join Chris Block to detail and review this week's annual Chicago Blackhawks Summer Prospect Camp and Johnny's Ice House West in Chicago.

e.128, Round 3, Hawks-Kings Road to the Cup

By Chris Block PuckChatter~Radio returns Monday night, June 3rd, LIVE at 8pm Central here at We'll be reviewing Games 1 & 2 of the Western Conference Finals Series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings, as well as taking a look back at some of the key points and controversies in the Blackhawks conference semis series with the Detroit Red Wings. Also, we'll do some listener emails, recap our week of fun, party and shenanigans in Las Vegas,...

Rockford IceHogs~Chatter with Voice of Rockford, Mike Peck

By Chris Block PuckChatter~Radio is LIVE on Tuesday afternoon, May 7th at 4pm with special guest, the Voice of the AHL Rockford IceHogs, Mike Peck. Rockford came up 1 win short of making the playoffs this season but, in doing so, became the first team in AHL's 77-year history to record 42 wins and not earn a playoff spot. Mike and I will recap the 2012-13 IceHogs season and look ahead to what the Rockford team could look like next season. PuckChatter~Radio is the official online audio...

e.124, Love Fest

Puck Chatter returns from a month long hiatus this Monday night, February 11th at 8pm central to discuss the return of the Chicago Blackhawks and the National Hockey League. Listen live at Puck Chatter~Radio is the official online audio program of /

e.123, A New Year, A New Deal

By Chris Block PuckChatter~Radio rings in 2013 with an all-new, LIVE podcast New Years Day at 2pm central. Join Al Cimaglia and I as we debate our differing views on the trails and current state of the NHL collective bargaining negotiations. The hour glass is getting heavy as the NHL and Player's Association don't have much time to waste in getting a deal done before the league will be put in a position to cancel the 2012-13 NHL season. Al and I will breakdown where the two sides stand,...

e.122, NHL's Monkey Business & "J.R."

PuckChatter~Radio returns Tuesday night, December 11th at 8pm central. We'll discuss last week's NHL Lockout Meltdown as well as all the latest news and weekend in review of a full slate of Rockford IceHogs hockey action. This, and we'll review the recently released autobiography of Chicago Blackhawks and NHL legend, Jeremy Roenick.

e.121, Sam Fels of The Committed Indian

By Chris Block PuckChatter~Radio returns Live on Monday December 3rd at 8pm central. Sam Fels of his recently reformed will join me to discuss all the hockey there is to talk about as well as the latest in the ongoing NHL CBA labor negotiation saga which may very well come to a head on Tuesday. We'll recap all the latest goings on with the first-place Rockford IceHogs. The Chicago Blackhawks chief minor league affiliate have won 7 of their last 9 games to vault...

e.120, Don't Let It Bring You Down

Join us LIVE Monday night November 5th at 8pm CST for the next edition of PuckChatter~Radio. On this show we'll be answering questions and responding to listener and reader comments. If you'd ike to contribute you can pass along your emails at or Also, we'll finally get around to discussing the things we'll be doing to bide our time during the NHL lockout. And we'll review an ugly weekend for the junior Blackhawks - a/k/a the Rockford...

e.119, Game Off

Join us LIVE, Monday night October 29th at 8pm central for the newest edition of Puck Chatter~Radio. We'll be discussing the fallout from the NHL's recent decision to announce the cancellation of all scheduled games through the end of November, where both sides stand and where things may go from here. The Rockford IceHogs turned things around this past week in a positive way by cleaning up in a three-game week and extending their winning streak to four games. We'll review the baby...

e.118, Comin' Down the Mountain

PuckChatter~Radio returns LIVE on Tuesday night, 8pm central at We'll discuss the latest on the NHL-NHLPA CBA negotiations, where we're at and what people are saying about where this is headed. The Chicago Blackhawks returned to the ice, somewhat, this past weekend as the Rockford IceHogs dropped the puck on the 2012-13 season in losing their first two games. We'll review and discuss. Also... listener emails, Blackhawk "Blog-dumb" and a Kyle Beach rant.

e.116, Former Blackhawk Steve Ludzik

Wednesday night, September 5th, Live at 7pm central, PuckChatter~Radio welcomes the return of one of our favorite guest, former Chicago Blackhawk Steve Ludzik. Ludzy will join us to about a new web site venture he is involved with He'll also speak candidly about his now decade long battle with Parkinson's. Also on the show we'll discuss the recent developments in the NHL-NHLPA collective bargaining talks as the September 15th deadline fast approaches. PuckChatter~Radio is...

e.115, NHL Lockout Insurance

It may be awhile before we have any new NHL hockey to discuss, with the league and the Player's Association evidently headed for a lockout. However, sometimes even more entertaining, we still have the internet which provides an outlet for the intellectually destitute to share their thoughts. Focusing mostly on those pertaining to the Chicago Blackhawks, we'll spare no soul who wastes our time and yours in publishing their useless mental pollution. We'll also discuss the latest in the CBA...

e.114, Blackhawks Summer in Review

Join us Sunday night, August 12th at 8pm central for the next edition of PuckChatter~Radio. We'll recap and grade the Chicago Blackhawks off season moves and misses thus far. We'll also discuss the Blackhawks raising ticket prices again and changes to their regular season ticket pricing structure. Also, the NHL owners and the Player's Association CBA renegotiation talks will heat up significantly this week. We'll breakdown a few of the major points being discussed. Hockey talk aside, we'll...

e.113, Convention Karaoke

Join us Thursday night, July 26th at 8pm central for the next edition of PuckChatter~Radio, the official podcast of We'll discuss all the latest news and rumor surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks and the developments regarding the NHL and NHLPA negotiations toward a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.. Chris Block hosts.

e.112, Prospect Camp

By Chris Block - Unfortunately, I was unable to visit Chicago Blackhawks 2012 summer prospect camp at Johnny"s IceHouse this week. However, contributor Brad Gardner was on hand for the on-ice workouts and scrimmages this week and joins us on this special edition of PuckChatter~Radio. We are Live on starting at 2:30pm central on Saturday, July 14th. Brad will give us his take on the development of the Blackhawks prospects and the performances...

e.111, NHL Free Agency Drag-anza

PuckChatter~Radio returns Thursday night, July 5th at 8pm central to review all the latest Chicago Blackhawks news, rumors, confusion and utter delusions. We'll discuss all the goings on in free agency; who went where and the top free agents still available. We'll grade how the Blackhawks have done thus far and analyze their involvement in the pursuit of top free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Also, we'll review the Blackhawks draft from two weeks ago and take a look ahead to their...

e.110, Chicago Blackhawks NHL Draft Preview

Join us Thursday night, June 21st at 7pm central for the next episode of PuckChatter~Radio. It's the official online audio program of - your place for Chicago Blackhawks news, talk and analysis.

e.109, Notes About Nothing

Join us Thursday night, June 7th at 8pm central for another edition of Puck Chatter~Radio as we talk Chicago Blackhawks hockey and NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Its the official online audio show of /
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